The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Monday 26 July

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The top TV picks for Monday 26 July.
The top TV picks for Monday 26 July.

James Martin is in Oxford in the latest episode of his Islands to Highlands where he's joined by MasterChef's Monica Galetti. 

Elsewhere, there's two new people searching for the answers to family mysteries on Long Lost Family.

Over on Channel 4, Anna Richardson brings in her crack team of financial experts to help another family save money. 

Gold Town - 7pm - BBC Two

Gold Town - members of the mining team. (BBC Scotland/BBC Studios)
Gold Town - members of the mining team. (BBC Scotland/BBC Studios)

The last episode off the three part series sees the mine closed as the pandemic hits in March 2020. 

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There's still a small team working to maintaining the site and there's also good news as the price of gold reaches an all-time high. 

However, there are concerns in the nearby area about elderly residents coping in lockdown and the negative impact on other businesses.  

James Martin's Islands to Highlands - 8pm - ITV

James Martin picks some raspberries and he uses them to cook a Charlotte Royale.
James Martin picks some raspberries and he uses them to cook a Charlotte Royale.

In Oxford, the cook is joined by chef Monica Galetti, who unearths the delights of a local distiller. 

Plus Martin picks his own raspberries which he uses to whip up a Charlotte Royale by the river. 

Also on the menu is some dishes at Raymond Blanc's restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons.

How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours - 8pm - Channel 4

Anna Richardson hosts How to Save a Grand with Eve, Gary & Anna (C4)
Anna Richardson hosts How to Save a Grand with Eve, Gary & Anna (C4)

Anna Richardson returns with a team of cost-cutting experts to help others save their cash. 

This time they meet the Barton-Wilkinsons whose finances have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Long Lost Family - 9pm - ITV

Long Lost Family presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell. (ITV)
Long Lost Family presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell. (ITV)

This week Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell help Paula Stillie, a woman who has always looked different to her adoptive white family and has questions about where her birth parents are from - with the search taking them across the globe. 

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Plus, there's also Lisa Harding who is looking for the sister her mother gave up for adoption before she was born. 

Taken: Hunting the Sex Traffickers - 9pm - Channel 4

Detective Sergeant Gareth Scanlon in Taken: Hunting the Sex Traffickers (Channel 4)
Detective Sergeant Gareth Scanlon in Taken: Hunting the Sex Traffickers (Channel 4)

A specialist undercover police unit are attempting to track down the leader of a sex trafficking gang, but the women who are being exploited are unwilling to give evidence. 

However, it looks as though there could be another way to bring him down - through another of his associates in the organisation.

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